Episode 147: The Cost of Running your PC 24/7, South by SouthWest, GDC and More! Stuff • A SXSW report from Patrick Norton. • How much $$$ you could save by swapping light bulbs. • Loyd Case at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. • Why your never too old to learn about technology. • How to set your tabs as your homepage in Firefox. • Guerrilla mail for those times you don't want to use your real email address. • R2D2 mailboxes for the USPS. Homage to Star Wars or high... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, patrick-norton, roger-chang, loyd-case
Episode 182: Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2, DVDs On Your Notebook: H.264 or MPEG 4 and more! What's new in Episode 182 STUFF • Debating who's ship is bigger? Check out Jeff Russell's Starship Dimensions to compare the size of everything from TIE Fighters to Klendathu Plasma Bugs, Base Ships to Firefly class freighters. • There's been quite the debate on our feedback over our fuse spiel on Tuesday. We like what Mike posted best: • NEVER replace a fuse with one of a higher current rating - it might... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, patrick-norton, roger-chang
Episode 190: Behind the Scenes at the San Jose Grand Prix, 3 games in 3 minutes and more What's new in Episode 190 STUFF • Shacknews posted a story about Microsoft announcing a price drop for the premium edition of the Xbox 360 to $350 from its original price of $400. Also mentioned was the inclusion of an HDMI port on the newly re-priced premium models going forward. So if you¹re hunting for an HDMI Xbox 360 this weekend check the box before you buy it and double check the inclusion of... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron
Episode 198: DigitalLife Highlights! Win our HDTV! Your viewer questions and more! What's new in Episode 198 STUFF • This webcast is sponsored by Hitachi • Digital Life 2007 in NYC was a blast. There were lots of things to see and a much fun to be had. We'd like to thank all the fans and viewers that we met at the show. Whether you stopped by to say high, or hung out to chat for awhile it was great to meet the folks that make DL.TV such a great show. We hope to see all of you again at... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron, loyd-case
Episode 191: YouTube Calls in Colbert and Stewart to Testify,Open Source Data Encryption, and more! What's new in Episode 191 STUFF • Looks like YouTube wants to drag Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert of Comedy Central fame into court. Viacom it seems is still not happy with YouTube's performance on removing Viacom content from the YouTube site. YouTube hopes the comedic duo will make a favorable impression in court on their behalf. • Microsoft released nine security patches for Vista this... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron
Episode 189: Apple announces new iMacs. Turn a Cellphone into a Mac Modem. And More! What's new in Episode 189 STUFF • Steve Jobs announced Apple's new revamped iMac. According to reports the three models will come in 20" and 24" models and range in price from $1199, $1499, and $1799. • Robert discussed his trip to DEFCON 15. We also made mention of the Dateline NBC producer who was undercover at the event in an attempt to record an individual admitting to a crime and uncover law... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron
Episode 207: Power Inverters: Use that game console in the car, Budget Notebook Buys and More! What's new in Episode 207 STUFF • This podcast is brought to you by Hitachi • DL.TV viewer, Ralf, recommends we checkout the free cellphone navigation software at Nav4All. It's free until 2010. The only thing you'll need is a GPS antenna/receiver you can link to you phone. • DL.TV viewer Steve suggested we take a look at the Garmin's Nuvi 660 before picking up the similar but pricier Nuvi 760 we... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron, david-calkins
Episode 146: Four Great Photo Printers, God of War 2, Hybrid Drives Ship! What's new in Episode 146 STUFF • Great photo printing for under $200? We can help ya with that, Scott! • Epson's PictureMate Pal (PM200) is our fave 4x6 (only) photo printer! If you're looking for more onboard editing and the ability to read CD/DVD media and burn CDs, check out the PictureMate Flash, (PM280) • If you need a more general purpose printer that can do print 8.5x11 inch sheets, like homework, check out... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, patrick-norton, roger-chang, matt-leone
Episode 196: IDF Coverage, More DIY PC, Team Fortress 2, Slipstream Windows, How to win DL.TV's HDTV, and more! What's new in Episode 196 STUFF • We got a stack of viewer responses to our original query on the nature of the Big Blue Bear located outside the Denver convention center. Denver resident, Michael, summed it up best with his email: • "I live in Denver and the Big Blue Bear is actually always there. The bear was actually created for the convention center by Denver sculptor... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron, loyd-case
Episode 145: Sony's HDR-SR1. Upscaling DVD Players. POTS Phones and VoIP! What's new in Episode 145 STUFF • Sony's HDR-SR1: Roger's got the review of this 30GB hard drive HD camcorder. Just beware of AVCHD! • User your POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) With Skype or Vonage... Asterisk is pretty nifty, too! • WonderCon: Roger's got video! (And toys!) The next big comics/sci-fi show is Comi-Con in July. • Upconverting DVD players with HDMI output? We've got reccos for Marc and Kevin. •... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, patrick-norton, roger-chang
Episode 161: Geek Media,ROCKbox: The Follow Up, What to do With Canned Air and More! What's new in Episode 161 STUFF • Deets will be up soon!!!! Write in descs: NEWS * Apple Batteries Have Performance Problems * Dell Selects Ubuntu * House Passes Ban on Genetic Discrimination * Google's Gadget Maker for Personal Pages Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, patrick-norton, robert-heron, roger-chang
Episode 118: DIY Notebook Repair, Zero-Day Hits Word. Cell Phone Cancer Study. What's new in Episode 118 STUFF • PC case reccos for Matt. • Video on the Xbox: Roger's back with Team Blackbolt's 360 Blad Skin on top of XBMC on a modded Xbox. A cool way to browse video! (And can anybody code us up a DL.TV script?) • What happened to Patrick's mouse from SmoothCreations? We show it off along with some more shiny paint jobs from ColorWare. • Will Michael's brother notice if he replaces his... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, patrick-norton, robert-heron, roger-chang
Episode 122: Patrick's Out Roger's in, GP2X, Finns aren't Russian, Wii Update, Xbox Script and Viewer Questions What's new in Episode 122 Stuff • Patrick's Out For the Holidays • GP2X: An open source portable gaming device...Is it any good? • We have a quick look at OpenOffice. Can't afford the Office Suite from the other company, go to openoffice.org • Roger received an email from Finland. Something about Finland and Russia are not one in the same. Oops. • Ready for the Wii Weather?... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, Robert Heron, Roger Chang
Episode 185: One Laptop Per Child, Intel CPU Prices Drop, Better Skype performance and more! What's new in Episode 185 STUFF • YouTube and CNN teamed up to present the Democratic Presidential Candidate debates. By including YouTube organizers hoped to tap into the popularity of the video sharing site to generate questions for the candidates. Was it a watershed moment or a cheap gimmick? Depends on who you ask but in my opinion it came off like any other televised debate. While the video... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, patrick-norton, roger-chang
Episode 180: Roger reviews Transformers, Patrick shows off Google Maps and more! What's new in Episode 178 STUFF • Roger didn't hate The Transformers. Some of you immediately emailed in to say you did. Others loved it. We shall not speak of it again. • The Viewer Tech Pic Of The Week is actually a video from Rod in Baghdad, who was advised he had to "destroy" his hard drive by the "System Administrator" types. They "...were unspecific as to the means." So Rod... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, patrick-norton, roger-chang
Episode 193: Learn how to build a PC with Loyd Case. Surf the web anonymously - For Free! And more! What's new in Episode 193 STUFF • Some of you have emailed about the MP3 cutting out at 8:50-ish. We have re-encoded the MP3 and posted the file. Sorry for the inconvenience and enjoy the show. • Build a PC with Loyd. Still scratching your head on the mysteries of assembling your very own PC? Fear not ExtremeTech's Loyd Case is here kicking off a series of "Build a PC" tutorials.... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron, loyd-case
Episode 179: Free Productivity Apps, Free Media Players, And a whole lot more! What's new in Episode 179 STUFF Today's show is all about the freeware. Whether you're cheap or just enjoy using superior software that doesn't cost a dime we've laid out current faves from Patrick, Robert and Roger. Need a good free anti-virus? Then one of these titles should fill the bill; AntiVir Personal Edition Classic Avast! Home Edition or AVG Free Edition But remember always keep the virus definitions up to... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron
Episode 177: Watch DL.TV on TiVo, NASCAR HD Behind the Scenesm, Alternatives to the iPhone and more. What's new in Episode 177 STUFF Today is the Day of Silence for Internet radio. In response to the recently increased royalty fees in the copyright court Internet radio operators are turning off programming to draw attention to the matter and hopefully create a movement to overturn the ruling. To learn more check out Kurt Hanson's site. Thomas had a question about DL.TV and Cranky Geek episodes... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron
This is episode 102 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 102: Best Coax Tools Ever; Sending Huge Files Part 1; Party in NYC! The Deets for Episode 102 Robert, Roger, Jim and our party at DigitalLife... • Robert's in NYC setting up for the DigitalLife Event... Roger Chang and Jim Louderback are guest hosting. • We're throwing a party in NYC Saturday October 14th... Do us a favor and register on our Upcoming.org page so we can get a head count on who's going, please! (And... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, Patrick Norton, Roger Chang, Jim Louderback
This is episode 113 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 113: Wii review, Opera CTO interview, a peek at Microsoft's Zune and 1080p questions What's new in Episode 113 STUFF • We got a Wii in house and it sure is sweet. See what resident Wii owner, Jim Louderback, has to say about Nintendo's latest product, and whether or not you should stand in line this weekend to get one. • With the battle between Internet Explorer and FireFox heating up it's easy to forget Opera Web... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, robert-heron, roger-chang, jim-louderback
Episode 178: HDMI Switchers, Green Computing, Video Editing Recommendations and more!!! What's new in Episode 178 STUFF Robert takes a second stab at Justin's question about why Blu-Ray movies don't look any better on his CRT WEGA HDTV than regular DVD movies. Turns out that 1080p isn't supported over a non-HDCP connection like component. The same kind that Justin is using to connect his PS3 to his TV. We help out Gerald multiply the number of HDMI inputs he has in his HDTV with the use of a... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron
Episode 123: The Online Freebies Show. The Deets for Episode 123 Stuff • In honor of the season we decided to crack the whip, literally, to get this stuff up tonight. No rest for the weary but hopefully you'll enjoy this small token of our gratitude for supporting us. • Rob and Rog make amends and show the correct current version of OpenOffice.org. • Free CPU load testing software. CPU-Z • Sharing your media library over the Internet. orb.com • Online Anti-Virus Scan (Too bad doctor... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, robert-heron, roger-chang
Episode 192: Photoshop a panoramic picture, BioShock: Does it live up to the hype? and more! What's new in Episode 192 STUFF • DL.TV viewer, Nick, sent in some great shots of his former hard drive being melted and then set ablaze. Awesome stuff, Nick, but we heartily suggest that anyone doing something similar take the necessary precautions to avoid burning the surrounding area to a cinder. • Robert had a couple of great online monitor calibration sites he wanted to share, Online Monitor... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron, alex-lindsay
Episode 157: Web 2.0 Expo, Wii Browser Update, Which HDTV is best for gaming? What's new in Episode 157 STUFF • Grindhouse. It's an excellent movie. If you're a fan of 70's era exploitation, B-grade scifi/horror, and car flicks you'll definitely get a kick out this double bill feature. Warning do not buy drinks for the movie it lasts over 3hrs with no real break in between. • Antec's Solo. The new case I bought over the weekend to accommodate my quest for a quiet PC. The same model as the... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron
Episode 205: Diagnosing Your Car, Swap Your Mouse for a Tablet, BIOS Tweaking, Mass Effect and More What's new in Episode 205 STUFF • Since Thanksgiving in the US takes place on Thursday there will be no live streamed show this week. To make up for the schedule change we're offering this week's show -we taped early this week- today. Thanks for your continued support and happy holidays! • We had a few comments about last week's show. • Roger - a different Roger - suggested an alternative... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron, alex-lindsay, scott-asnault, brian-Intihar,...
Episode 148: Combo Blu-ray/HD DVD player, Cooking Mama, Dan Rather, Questions! What's new in Episode 148 NEWS • Roger Chang's still in for Robert Heron, who promises he's coming back to work someday. When his eyeball no longer makes the Doctor go "Oh... my... that's... uh... improving nicely!" (Just kidding, Rob!) • The viewer pic o' the week comes from John, who is -extremely- tall, and has quite the aesthetically pleasing computer room. Threre's mood lighting! Not to mention a... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, patrick-norton, roger-chang, dan-rather, jeremy-parish
This is episode 106 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 106: Firefox 2 Ships, Newsreader Reccos, Softmodding your Xbox What's new in Episode 106 Today on DL.TV, Patrick was driving back from Colorado, so Jim Louderback joined Robert Heron on DL.TV. And as the "guest host", Jim got tagged with writing the shownotes, so here they are! NEWS • Firefox Launches and it's party time! PC Magazine covered the launch of version 2.0, and also the more than 400 parties that... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, Robert Heron, Jim Louderback, Roger Chang, Loyd Case
This is episode 103 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 103: DigitalLife 06: PS3, Wii, 1080p Projectors, Super WiFi, more! What's new in Episode 103 Deets from DigitalLife NYC 2006 • Hands on with the Sony PS3, Madden 07 on the Nintendo Wii. • 1080p Projectors • Super Routers and a whole lot more!!! Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, Patrick Norton, Robert Heron, Jim Louderback, Roger Chang
Episode 201: DL.TV Episode 201! Folding@Home: What Exactly is it Folding? Veronica steps in to lend a hand. Loyd boots up his PC build. Safer Social Networking. Ubuntu Update. What's new in Episode 201 STUFF • This webcast is sponsored by Hitachi • Veronica Belmont drops in for a surprise guest hosting session, and shares a few tips on securing privacy when using social networking sites. • Robert shows off the latest release of Ubuntu OS. Robert recommends to folks running ATI graphics... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron, veronica-belmont, vijay-s-pande, loyd-case
Episode 208: Veronica Belmont is here! Funky Gadgets that Plug into a Cigarette Lighter. HDTV Sources, UT3 and More! H.264: 172MB iPod/PSP: 143MB Windows Media: 168MB DivX: 200MB MP3 (Audio Only): 18MB Right click and choose "save target as" or "save as" to download videos. What's new in Episode 208 STUFF • This podcast brought you by Audible.com. • Veronica Belmont stopped by for one last visit before the the year's end. • CompUSA is closing its doors at the end of... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, Roger Chang, Veronica Belmont, Robert Heron, Scott Asnault, Garnett Lee
Episode 195: Robert gives us the lowdown on this year's CEDIA. Photoshop Magic: The right way to make Black and White images. What video and sound cards to pick for your DIY PC. And More! What's new in Episode 195 STUFF • Robert is back from his trip to CEDIA with a full report including pics. From giant blue bears to a new HD disc format it's all sorts of craziness as Robert spills the beans on this year's event. • Photoshop wizard, Alex Lindsay, is back. This time he's here to show us the... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron, scott-asnault, sam-kennedy, alex-lindsay,...
Episode 130: CES 2007 Day Four: Wireless power, the R2D2 Projector, More! What's new in Episode 130 STUFF • Day three of CES: We've got mad products. Like 40 of 'em. We'll give you the full list, from WildCharge's wire-free power delivery system, to an R2D2 projector, and a WiFi box that brings Widgets to your desktop... but we'd rather tell ya to watch the video! • Thanks to everybody that brought us the product we showed you at CES! • Roger and Patrick are waiting to load out from the... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, patrick-norton, robert-heron, roger-chang, jim-louderback
Episode 129: CES 2007 Day Three; digital camcorders, iPhone announcement analyzed, Digital Experience, and a whole lot more! What's new in Episode 129 On Today's Show • PC Mag's Sascha Segan explains Apple's iPhone announcement. • A look at the world's smallest projector. • A million dollar PC. • Digital camcorder round-up with Terry Sullivan. • Digital Experience with Robert Heron. Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, patrick-norton, robert-heron, sascha-segan, terry-sullivan, roger-chang
Episode 209: KVM Switches, How to use Depth of Field When Taking Pictures, Top Games of the Year and More! What's new in Episode 209 STUFF • We received a stack of responses from viewers about 32-bit Vista SP1 allowing users to see the full 4GB of System RAM instead of the truncated 2.8GB/3.25GB normally shown. Here are some of emails we received. • Fabio wrote: "With SP1, Windows Vista will report the amount of system memory installed rather than report the amount of system memory... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, Roger Chang, Robert Heron, Alex Lindsay, Scott Asnault, Darren Gladstone
Episode 206: HDTV you may want to buy this holiday season, GPS Reccos, Crysis and More! What's new in Episode 206 STUFF • Viewer Comments for Show 205: • Chris wrote in to inform us about OpenECU page. A wikisite dedicated to providing information on turning, tweaking and reflashing automobile engine computers. • Requiemnoise gave us a heads up on the Linksys NSLU2 network storage device. Using it with reflashed Debian Linux firmware, Requiemnoise says it should pay itself within 1.5... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron, scott-asnault, darren-gladstone
Episode 210: Roger's Last Stand, Video Color Correction with Alex Lindsay and More! What's new in Episode 210 STUFF • John wanted to know if his CompUSA extended warranty that he purchase for his laptop will still be valid in light of the companies decision to close all its stores. From what we understand CompUSA through TAP will honor all of its extended warranties. For more information checkout CompUSA's Consumer Help Questions. • Gordon and a half dozen other viewers took us to task over... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, Roger Chang, Robert Heron, Alex Lindsay, Jason Cross
Episode 197: Annalee Newitz joins Roger. Halo 3. Loyd begins the assembly. How to do a Photo Mosaic. And Much More! What's new in Episode 197 STUFF • Rob's at Digital Life in NY so we asked tech writer and Cranky Geek pundit Annalee Newitz to fill in as co-host and keep Roger company. • Halo 3: It's here and we got ourselves a review from Dan Hsu at EGM. • Loyd begins the assembly process on his latest Build a PC spot by installing the drives and system power supply. • Turn all your old... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, annalee-newitz, scott-asnault, dan-hsu, loyd-case
Episode 202: DL.TV Episode 202! We have a HDTV Giveaway Winna!! Plus OS X Leopard, Hellgate London, The PS3 and Folding@Home, and Ubuntu Eye Candy. What's new in Episode 202 STUFF • This webcast is sponsored by Hitachi • Congratulations to Tierre for winning the HDTV Giveaway contest! We'd like to thank everyone that participated , and if you're sad that you didn't win, don't worry we have plans for more giveaways in the future. • OS X Leopard: If you've been curious about all the hoopla... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron, darren-gladstone, vijay-s-pande
Episode 194: Veronica Belmont sits in for Robert Heron, Build Yourself a PC, DIY Laptop, iPod Nano Sneak Peek, Flying through Google Earth and whole lot more! What's new in Episode 194 STUFF • Robert's out at CEDIA checking out all the latest HDTV displays and developments. So we asked Veronica Belmont from Mahalo to fill in as co-host for the show. • The big tech news this week was of course Apple's revamp of its iPod line. The biggest head turner, though, had to be the release of the iPod... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, veronica-belmont, scott-asnault, garnett-lee, tim-gideon,...
Episode 204: FreeNAS-DIY NAS Device, Loyd Finishes His PC Build, Must Have Games this Holiday Season, and More! What's new in Episode 204 STUFF • Anders, a viewer from the far north, Sweden to be exact, suggested that his nation hosts the largest LAN party in the form of Dreamhack. So check it out if you interested in seeing what the world's largest computer gathering looks like. • DIY Network Attached Storage. If you got roll your own hardware/software solution for your network storage... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron, scott-asnault, loyd-case
Episode 199: X-Play's Morgan Webb! DIY Video Podcast! Your viewer questions and more! What's new in Episode 199 STUFF • This webcast is sponsored by Hitachi • Lucky us our dear friend and host of G4's X-Play, Morgan Webb, stopped by our studios early this week, and generously agreed to co-host this episode of DL.TV. • If you're interested in starting a video podcast or just curious about how is produced Morgan shares her insights on the production process she uses to create her Webb Alert... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron, morgan-webb, scott-asnault, darren-gladstone,...
Episode 200: DL.TV Episode 200!!! We take a look at Orange Box, The fight for web radio continues, The man behind the Folding@Home Project. Your viewer questions and more! What's new in Episode 200 STUFF • This webcast is sponsored by Hitachi • W00t, DL.TV has hit episode 200! We'd like to thank all you for watching and supporting our efforts. Plus a special thanks to all our guests and guest hosts for lending us a hand and offering their time. So here's to 200 great shows and with your... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron, tim-westergren, scott-asnault,...
Episode 203: DL.TV Episode 203: Wi-Fi Your Neighborhood, Use Photoshop to Horrify Your Friends, Turn an Old PC into a Network Firewall, Edit Maps in Halo 3, and NAS Build or Buy? What's new in Episode 203 STUFF • A couple of helpful viewers suggested some alternatives to the PC syncing software options we recommended in Show 202. Michael suggested FolderShare a free online folder syncing service available for both Windows and OS X. Another viewer, Garn, recommended Allway Sync a freeware that... Topics: DL.TV, pcmag, dltv, dl.tv, roger-chang, robert-heron, kristina-de-nike, scott-asnault,...